View Full Version : Doom RPG! WTF?
03-30-05, 11:15 AM
Ah well, he did bash java so it was still worth the read.
"The biggest problem is that Java is really slow," he said.
DAMN THATS HARSH!!!111111one
Java is really slow, but it's kind of fun to work around, and making OpenGL applets and the like, and see the difference in FPS between that and C++.
03-30-05, 08:40 PM
Pfft take cramak 2 seconds to code a mobile phone rpg. I am pleased he is interested with the new game he is working on with new tech ;)
Java really lacks any sort of purpose outside of universal portability, but with phones not even using the same JVM there really is no reason to use it. The speed is horrible, garbage collection annoying, and sadly it's now replacing C++ as the main language taught in high schools. I'm happy that Carmack wrote this on his blog and is taking the time to investigate cell phone technology. He has an unbelievable influence on the video card industry and this might possibly influence cell phone manufacturers to make cell phones more compliant and powerful.
I wouldn't complain that Carmack is spending one day a week on cell phone programming, because he spends far more time working at Armadillo Aerospace.
03-30-05, 08:50 PM
he should of put it on the psp instead of cell phones :P
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